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MSNBC
Feb 26, 2013 10:00pm PST
city, we'll call him steve h., suffered from back pain, nothing too uncommon, adults in the country get pain often for back pain. steve had an element planted in his back, be in and out, same day surgery, steve wouldn't even have to spend a single night in the hospital. plus, he was insured through his union, which had an annual payout of $60,000. and he still had thousands to spend. how much could a routine out-patient procedure for a stop-watch sized thing cost? well, cost steve $86,000. and little did he know the cost of the stimulater would wipe out his payout. nobody told him it had a price tag of $49,237. on top of that, he was charged for the marker they used to write on his back, another $32 for a blanket, yes, a reusable hospital blanket to keep him warm. he had to pay $39 for the larger hospital gown, not the win he wore, the surgeon's gown, you can buy them for six apiece. unfortunately, steve h.'s story is not uncommon. they take a look at steve h. and many other americans struggling to pay their hospital bills. in 26,000 words, which happens to be the longest piece by a
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